Showtime announced the renewals of two dramas this week, with both "Homeland" and "The Affair" getting picked up for additional seasons.
"Homeland" will return for a fifth season, set to run for 12 episodes. The terrorism drama, starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, is currently airing its fourth season.
Freshman series "The Affair" has been critically acclaimed in its first outing, and will now get a second, 10-episode season. The show stars Dominic West, Joshua Jackson, and Maura Tierney.
Both shows air on Sunday nights, and Showtime president David Nevins said in a statement that they combined for both big ratings and creative programming.
"In its fourth season, HOMELAND has brilliantly reinvented itself. It continues to capture the attention of a devoted fan base, and has provided an enviable platform for the successful launch of THE AFFAIR," Nevins said in his statement. "With thought-provoking, relevant and addictive storylines, both series have been embraced, dissected and much debated week after week. We're excited to see more from these complex shows in 2015."
Season five of "Homeland" and season two of "The Affair" are expected to debut sometime next year.
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